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What further sanctions is the EU considering against Russia?

Given the recent escalation in Eastern Ukraine and the increasingly obvious Russian influence in the rebel forces, the EU looks set to impose further economic and financial sanctions on Russia. EU ambassadors met yesterday to begin discussing the options and will meet again tomorrow in an attempt to finalise a package to send to EU leaders. Show More Summary

Stranger in a strange land

59 minutes agoNews : Daily Chart

THE beheading of an American journalist last month by a jihadist with a noticeably British accent underscores the degree to which the civil war in Syria is attracting youths from abroad. Some are motivated to contribute to the creation of a caliphate, or Islamic state; others simply to escape drab lives at home. Show More Summary

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif backed by parliament

MPs rally around prime minister as thousands of protests continue to call for his resignation over alleged vote-rigging.

Feds Warn 6,000 Missing Foreign Students ‘Could Be Here to Do Us Harm’

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

There are more than 6,000 immigrants currently “missing” from federal tracking systems, having overstayed their visas in the U.S. and vanished, according to ABC News.

After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

1 hour agoNews : The Two-Way

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

McKayla Maroney Fans ‘Not Impressed’ With Gymnast’s Denial Of Nude Photos

Things are just going from bad to worse for young McKayla Maroney, the 18-year old Olympic gymnast who rose to internet fame during 2012 for her infamous “not impressed” look after winning the silver medal. In an event that has become...Show More Summary

Atlanta Police Officer Arrested In Gruesome ‘Craigslist’ Murder

Hapeville, Georgia police have arrested Tahreem Zeus Rana, an Atlanta police officer, for the shockingly gruesome murder of Vernicia Woodard, a 26-year-old woman he met on Craigslist. A worker for the city of Hapeville found Woodard’s body on fire on August 22. Show More Summary

Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

New York (AFP) - Oil services company Halliburton said Monday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' worst-ever oil spill.

Now Is the Time to Act on Climate Change

Climate change has been one of my top priorities since the day I took office in 2007. I said then that if we care about our legacy for succeeding generations, this is the time for decisive global action. I have been pleased to see climate change rise on the political agenda and in the consciousness of people worldwide. Show More Summary

Brzezinski Mocks McCain, Graham’s Call for Military Action: ‘They’re Always Saying That’

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski ribbed Senators and inveterate war hawks John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Tuesday morning, intimating they beat their war drum no matter the situation.

Tomas Rivera Commited Suicide By Decapitating Himself

NEW YORK – Police say a 51-year-old Tomas Rivera  beheaded himself Monday morning by tying one end of a chain to a pole and the other end around his neck before getting in his 2005 Honda CRV and stepping on the gas. Police say the incident happened at around 9:35 a.m. Show More Summary

US kills six in attack on al-Shabab convoy

Somali armed group confirms convoy hit in drone attack near Barawe - but denies its leader Abu Zubeyr was killed.

Eric Cantor lands plum new job on Wall Street

The former House majority leader and longtime opponent of financial regulation is now an investment banker

Russia’s satellite is back on earth, but the sex lizards are dead

1 hour agoNews : BlogPost

Five geckos who were tasked with reproducing in zero gravity on a Russian research satellite did not survive the mission, Russia's space agency said. The now-famous sex lizards, one male and four female, were found dead when the Foton M4 satellite returned to earth on Monday. Read full article >>

New Jersey Man Found Guilty Of Shooting Family Dog With Arrow

1 hour agoNews : Jonathan Turley

David Moors, 39, of Beachwood, N.J. has been found guilt of felony aggravated cruelty to animals after he shot and killed a family dog named “Clara” with a bow and arrow — allegedly in front of a little girl from the dog’s family. Moors opted for a non-jury trial, but it did not help. County […]

Land For Peace? Israel Says Land For Blood

The uproar which greeted Israel’s announcement that it was planning to transfer territory in Judea and Samaria to state ownership was predictable. An area of around 1000 acres in Gush Etzion between Hebron and Jerusalem has been earmarked for development at some unspecified time in the future. Show More Summary

The first sign of change: Ferguson police are now wearing body cameras

A recent study found that the use of body cameras led to an 89 percent decrease in complaints against officers

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